Pelargonium 'Graveolens'

Softly hairy, shrubby herb to over 1 m tall. Leaves grey-green, to about 6 cm long, deeply bipinnate, margins slightly bent under. Flower clusters with 5 flowers. Flowers white to pale pink, veined purple; spring to summer. [P. asperum Willd., P. ×asperum Willd., P. graveolens L'Hér.]

The taxonomic status of this plant is difficult and confused but plants sold under this name are sterile hybrids.

This is a Rose-scented Scented-leaf Pelargonium cultivar of probable hybrid origin.

Leaves are popular for pot-pourri and flavourings.

Naturalised in coastal districts of NSW, Vic and SA.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Geraniales
family       Geraniaceae
genus        Pelargonium L'Hér.